Note in Parish Bulletin about Msgr. John Meehan
By Fr. Gregory C. Chisholm, S.j.
Parish St. Charles Borromeo,Resurrectiand All Saints
September 30, 2018
Two weeks ago in the statement from the Archdiocese of New York concerning accusations against Msgr. Meehan was placed in our bulletin. The statement was written by the Office of the Vicar General, Msgr. Gregory Mustaciuolo. The Vicar General has the dual responsibility of helping those who are victims of sexual abuse in Archdiocesan institutions like churches or schools and he also is responsible for assessing the case against clergy or lay employees in the Church who are accused of sexual abuse. The statement from the Vicar General which was given out last week was a summary of his decision regarding accusations against Msgr. Meehan, but the statement does not reflect or acknowledge the continuing effort on the part of Msgr. Meehan to appeal the Vicar General’s decision and restore his reputation.